“Oh sure, ship me off and make me somebody else’s problem,” I said to my mother. “I know you never wanted me to come back anyway.”
“Go ahead and pack your bags. You have ten minutes and I expect you to be gone.”
I sighed as I watched her turn on her heels and walk down the long hallway. I knew she was going back to Steve to tell him everything she thought I had done, but none of it was true. Now I was on my way back to boarding school and frankly, that was easier for me than living with the two of them.
I wouldn’t have my own room, but I would have a safe place to sleep. And classes I could get to without any push back from having to borrow the car. Acting angry with my mother made it a little easier for me to leave. If I was happy about leaving, she would have second thoughts. She would never let me go back to Windhaven if she thought I might enjoy it instead of staying with her and Steve.
I was jealous about my friends who had parents who wanted to be around them and maybe even liked them. As I hurried to pack my bags, I had to stop myself from humming. Humming would be another sign to my mother that I was happy to be leaving. I knew I would never come back to this house. Especially if Steve was still here.